educator. Writer. LEADER.
Dr. Robert S. Harvey is an educator, minister, community connector, change-management strategist, and school system-leader pursuing a vision of justice, equity, and love. Dr. Harvey is the Superintendent of East Harlem Scholars Academies, a community-based network of public charter schools and Chief Academic Officer of ETHP, in New York City. He also serves as a visiting professor in religion, education, and leadership.
Committing his life to public intellectualism, he holds a doctorate in leadership, culture, and society from Memphis Theological Seminary, a master of theological studies from Harvard University, and a bachelor of arts from Bryant University. His written work has appeared in Education Post, Citizen Education, TheGrio, EdWeek, Blavity, Chalkbeat, Education Dive, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and multiple academic journals and publications focused on race, pedagogy, and intersectional social/identity justice for the goal of equitable and inclusive communities.
He is also the author of Abolitionist Leadership in Schools: Undoing Systemic Injustice through Communally Consciousness Education (2021), exploring school leadership, racial equity, and abolition. In service to community, he represents East Harlem on Manhattan Community Board 11, and serves on nonprofit Boards advancing academic and economic development, mental health, and the arts.